Tuesday, November 1, 2011

she lowered her lashes until they almost cuddled her cheeks.


When it comes to my makeup, I love a bit of drama. Which is why I adore false eyelashes. (I only wish I was better at putting them on!)

False eyelashes have been applied since the beginning of the 20th century. They were first used in the 1916 film, "Intolerance." The director wanted actress Seena Owen to have lashes that brushed her cheeks, in order to make her eyes appear bigger. They were originally created by a wig maker, who wove human hair through gauze. This was then gummed to Seena Owen's eyelids.


So there you have it - a brief history of false eyelashes! I personally just love the drama and fullness they add. Perfect for a night out! I am also so in love with the crazy dramatic lashes! They look beautiful in photographs!






What do you think of false eyelashes? Do you ever wear them?

xo Shannon

41 comments:

  1. Oh man those eyelashes are crazy I wouldn't be able to wear them!
    -Farrah
    Farrah's Muse

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  2. Loving these eyelashes. Never tried them but would like to someday. I figured i'd start on my wedding day lol.

    XO,
    Patience
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  3. Love the lash post!!
    http://fashionablyspeakn.blogspot.com/2011/10/gel-perfect-nail-polish-by-nutra-nail.html

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  4. I've never worn them, but if done right, they look amazing!

    Wida
    Missing Amsie Blog

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  5. they're fun to wear when getting all glammed up to go out...it photographs well! makes me look like a china doll though haha

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  6. I love the way false lashes look but I have never ever worn them myself. I have applied them on other people though.
    I really like the 1st pic btw!

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  7. I think they are really cool (most of the time) I have worn more natural looking ones, but for fancy-dress they are great :)
    Aimee
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  8. I love how the false eyelashes look, but I haven´t tried them yet myself, but I am planning to do it!

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  9. Great post! Had never heard of when they were first seen in film. I want to start wearing them because I have such stubbly lashes that it would help give me some drama for sure!

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  10. I love the lace lashes. I don't wear them to school but only for a party. I have fake lashes with a glitter edge.

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  11. So interesting! I think false lashies and very hit or miss, depending on shape and application
    xx
    I LIKE IT FAST

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  12. Love the Make up Inspirations. They are amazing.

    Love S.
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  13. I agree. really great inspiration, love it !
    thanks for sharing

    thanks for your comment

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    xoxo

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  14. I LOVE the 4th pic! I love fake lashes:D I used to wear natural ones every day!
    Xx

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  15. I love love LOVE False lashes, but I don't wear them too often, I'll be wearing a set tomorrow for a concert, its one of those concerts were you have a chance of meeting the band, and I could not be more excited!!

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  16. I've never wonr them but i would like to do it sometime soon (same problem to, i'm not very good at wearing them..:P)

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  17. Wow! Great blog and photos! I love it :)

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  18. amazing post <3

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  19. I think so beautiful false eyelashes but I never worn them. Great post.

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  20. i do love first pict <3 check out mine if you have a chance :)

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  21. They look great! But I don't know if I would wear them! :)
    Thanks for your lovely comment!

    xxx

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  22. I love them! I´ve never seen before the lace ones and I think they really cool! <3<3

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  23. These are amazing! I only sometimes wear the natural looking ones. But these ones are crazy hard out which I think are pretty cool for costumes parties!

    @2hunguyen
    originalnumber.blogspot.com xo

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  24. beautiful pictures! i love the feather lashes :)

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  25. I don't use false eyelashes because my lashes are very long!
    xo
    Elena

    http://girlsjustwannahavestyle.blogspot.com

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  26. love the false eyelashes too! I wish I know how to put them on!

    Babi
    www.whenbabispeaks.com

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  27. Ooh, that's interesting :) Of course they would have started in Hollywood.

    Sarah Allen
    (my creative writing blog)

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  28. wow, these are some amazing false lashes! the lace ones are insane!

    GTBB,
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  29. As a beginner concerning makeup (I think it's been only 3 months since I really started getting into it) I haven't tried false lashes yet but I love love them and I'll be buying some pairs with the glue soon!! :D so excited!

    http://daphyin-makeupisart.blogspot.com

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  30. LOVELY POST!

    NEW FOLLOWER!

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  31. I don't need false lashes because I already have drag queen, tranny lashes on my own. Hahahhahhaaha. I just need the right mascara! I love dramatic, intense eyes.

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  32. I love this latest beauty trend!

    http://stylespotlighted.blogspot.com

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  33. I love fake eyelashes so much! Nothing finishes off a going out outfit as well as a pair :)

    http://victoriasprocrastinationproject.blogspot.com/

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  34. Wow those eyelashes are amazing, especially the ones with feathers..I'm crazy about feathers anyway...thanks again for commenting on my blog.

    xxx
    E
    http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.com/

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